PDF/A-1 1A and 1B – A Difference Without a Distinction
It turns out that the following information about PDF/A may be more than you need to know, but forewarned is fore-armed!
There has been a great deal of discussion about PDF/A as a specific PDF file format and some confusion about the two flavors of PDF/A. PDF/A is subdivided into 1A and 1B – these are each referred to as a “Compliance Level”. For legal practices, the question at hand is whether a specific Compliance Level will be required by the Federal Courts under new rules for PDF/A format. Federal Courts began requiring that electronic court filing documents be submitted in PDF/A format in 2011.